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Donate Girl Scout cookies to area Boys & Girls Club

Nevada Appeal Staff Reports

Well, it’s Girl Scout Cookie time. I purchased just a few boxes from Brownies Caitlyn Morton and Courtney Aragon when they dropped by my house Saturday with Caitlyn’s mother, Carrie Morton. They explained a great new program that they are promoting.

Local Girl Scouts and Brownies are offering a way to purchase cookies for our Boys & Girls Club. While you are ordering your favorite cookies, add an extra box to be donated to the Boys & Girls Club. It’s an easy and fun way to treat a child to tasty treat after school for just $3 a box.

Mr. Smooth Dancer, Phil White from the Sunset Rotary Club, says the annual Sunset Rotary Valentine’s Day Dance is right around the corner. It has gotten so big that they moved it to the Piñon Plaza. Why not surprise the one you love (or want to love) with a romantic night out? It includes dinner, a silent auction, roses and dancing to “First Take,” a jazz vocalist band featuring Rick Metts.

Do not forget the performance of the amazing, up-and-coming Carson High Jazz Band under the leadership of the vintage talents of the Mile High Jazz Band, a professional ensemble that performs regularly in Northern Nevada. Get your tickets early and help support the band in its efforts to go to a jazz festival in February.

The Ron Wood Family Resource Center has a new program Wednesday nights called Unity, Hope, Attitude and Gratitude, (UHAG). It is run by youth for youth to achieve common goals. What I liked about this program is Megan’s description, “I believe that every youth has the ability to shine brightly if given the proper opportunities.” The UHAG will use the Tiger Woods Foundation’s Start Something program to plan and implement projects. All middle and high school youth are invited.

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Who: Girl Scout cookies sale by Brownie Troop No. 436 or any Girl Scout troop

When: Order through February with delivery will be toward the end of March

Where: Tables set up at local Albertsons or call below.

Cost: $3 a box

Proceeds benefit: Extra boxes of cookies you purchase can go directly to the Boys & Girls Club.

Call: To order cookies, Carrie Morton, 884-4301

Web site: http://www.girlscoutcookiesabc.com

Who: Sunset Rotary Valentine’s Day Dance

When: Feb. 14

Where: Piñon Plaza Casino-Resort, Highway 50 East

What: A romantic, candle-lit dinner of prime rib or salmon, dancing to a live band, Valentine’s portrait courtesy of “Little People Portraits,!” silent auction, raffles and party favors

Cost: $40 for singles, $75 for couples

Call: Phil White, 883-7077 days or 883-6675 nights

Proceeds benefit: Lend A Hand Rotary Foundation

Who: The Carson High Jazz Band and the Mile High Jazz Band joint concert, the “Mile High-Carson High Jazz Extravaganza”

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Where: Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, 511 W. King St.

Cost: $12 general admission; $10 BAC members MHJB Association members and seniors; $5 students with valid ID; free for ages 12 and under. Tickets in advance at the BAC or at the door.

Call: Mile High Jazz Band at 883-4154 or BAC at 883-1976.

Proceeds benefit: The Carson High Jazz Band, which is raising money to attend the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in Moscow, Idaho, in February.

Who: Ron Wood Family Resource Center

When: 4:30-5:45 p.m. Wednesdays

Where: 625 Fairview Drive, No. 113

What: Unity, Hope, Attitude and Gratitude program for youth

Call: Ron Wood Family Resource Center, 884-2269

Next week: The Soroptimist Academy Awards Ceremonies is Feb. 29. Wear your finest furs for a girls’ night out at the Piñon Plaza. If you know a bachelor you would like to auction off, contact me at the e-mail address below.

Contact me at:kimriggs@att.net.